LITERATURE UPDATE
July 05 - July 11, 2018
Literature search for biomech* or locomot*

Sarah A Roelker, PhD
Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, USA
https://www.researchgate.net/profile...r/publications
https://tinyurl.com/RoelkerScholar

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*BONE*
Wang, Q; Zhang, H; Gan, HQ; Wang, H; Li, QJ; Wang, ZQ. Application of combined porous tantalum scaffolds loaded with bone morphogenetic protein 7 to repair of osteochondral defect in rabbits. International Orthopaedics 2018;42:1437-1448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00264-018-3800-7

Tiwari, AK; Kumar, N. Establishing the relationship between loading parameters and bone adaptation. Medical Engineering & Physics 2018;56:16-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.04.004

Yang, JCS; Lin, KP; Wei, HW; Chen, WC; Chiang, CC; Chang, MC; Tsai, CL; Lin, KJ. Importance of a moderate plate-to-bone distance for the functioning of the far cortical locking system. Medical Engineering & Physics 2018;56:48-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.04.006

Rezaei, NM; Hasegawa, M; Ishijima, M; Nakhaei, K; Okubo, T; Taniyama, T; Ghassemi, A; Tahsili, T; Park, W; Hirota, M; Ogawa, T. Biological and osseointegration capabilities of hierarchically (meso-/micro-/nano-scale) roughened zirconia. International Journal Of Nanomedicine 2018;13:3381-3395. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S159955

Deng, C; Gillette, JC; Derrick, TR. Femoral neck stress in older adults during stair ascent and descent. Journal Of Applied Biomechanics 2018;34:191-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2017-0122

*CELLULAR/SUBCELLULAR*
Zhang, D; Feng, F; Li, QL; Wang, XY; Yao, L. Nanopurpurin-based photodynamic therapy destructs extracellular matrix against intractable tumor metastasis. Biomaterials 2018;173:22-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.04.045

Li, EW; McKee-Muir, OC; Gilbert, PM. Cellular biomechanics in skeletal muscle regeneration. Myogenesis In Development And Disease 2018;126:125-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2017.08.007

Xue, XF; Sun, YB; Resto-Irizarry, AM; Yuan, Y; Yong, KMA; Zheng, Y; Weng, SN; Shao, Y; Chai, YM; Studer, L; Fu, JP. Mechanics-guided embryonic patterning of neuroectoderm tissue from human pluripotent stem cells. Nature Materials 2018;17:633-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0082-9

*COMPARATIVE*
Mitchell, DR; Sherratt, E; Ledogar, JA; Wroe, S. The biomechanics of foraging determines face length among kangaroos and their relatives. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2018;285:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0845

Namiki, S; Dickinson, MH; Wong, AM; Korff, W; Card, GM. The functional organization of descending sensory-motor pathways in drosophila. Elife 2018;7:. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.34272

Morales, MM; Moyano, SR; Ortiz, AM; Ercoli, MD; Aguado, LI; Cardozo, SA; Giannini, NP. Comparative myology of the ankle of leopardus wiedii and l. geoffroyi (carnivora: felidae): functional consistency with osteology, locomotor habits and hunting in captivity. Zoology 2018;126:46-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2017.12.004

Abdala, V; Ponssa, ML; Tulli, MJ; Fabre, AC; Herrel, A. Frog tendon structure and its relationship with locomotor modes. Journal Of Morphology 2018;279:895-903. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20819

Fratani, J; Ponssa, ML; Abdala, V. Tendinous framework of anurans reveals an all-purpose morphology. Zoology 2018;126:172-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2017.08.007

Grear, ME; Motley, MR; Crofts, SB; Witt, AE; Summers, AP; Ditsche, P. Mechanical properties of harbor seal skin and blubber - a test of anisotropy. Zoology 2018;126:137-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2017.11.002

Bownik, A; Sokolowska, N; Slaska, B. Effects of apomorphine, a dopamine agonist, on daphnia magna: imaging of swimming track density as a novel tool in the assessment of swimming activity. Science Of The Total Environment 2018;635:249-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.157

*DENTAL/ORAL/FACIAL*
Azzawi, ZGM; Hamad, TI; Kadhim, SA; Naji, GAH. Osseointegration evaluation of laser-deposited titanium dioxide nanoparticles on commercially pure titanium dental implants. Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine 2018;29:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-018-6097-6

Arinc, H. Effects of prosthetic material and framework design on stress distribution in dental implants and peripheral bone: a three-dimensional finite element analysis. Medical Science Monitor 2018;24:4279-4287. http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.908208

Yoda, N; Zheng, KK; Chen, JN; Liao, ZP; Koyama, S; Peck, C; Swain, M; Sasaki, K; Li, Q. Biomechanical analysis of bone remodeling following mandibular reconstruction using fibula free flap. Medical Engineering & Physics 2018;56:1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.03.008

Hamad, TI; Fatalla, AA; Waheed, AS; Azzawi, ZGM; Cao, YG; Song, K. Biomechanical evaluation of nano-zirconia coatings on ti-6al-7nb implant screws in rabbit tibias. Current Medical Science 2018;38:530-537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11596-018-1911-4

*DIGESTIVE*
Sha, H; Tong, XL; Zhao, JB. Abnormal expressions of ages, tgf-beta 1, bdnf and their receptors in diabetic rat colon-associations with colonic morphometric and biomechanical remodeling. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27787-2

Harrison, SM; Cleary, PW; Sinnott, MD. Investigating mixing and emptying for aqueous liquid content from the stomach using a coupled biomechanical-sph model. Food & Function 2018;9:3202-3219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7fo01226h

*ERGONOMICS*
Gilles, MA; Wild, P. Grasping an object at floor-level: is movement strategy a matter of age?. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:34-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.002

Tammana, A; McKay, C; Cain, SM; Davidson, SP; Vitali, RV; Ojeda, L; Stirling, L; Perkins, NC. Load-embedded inertial measurement unit reveals lifting performance. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:68-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.01.014

Cudlip, AC; Dickerson, CR. Female maximal push/pull strength capabilities by humeral abduction angle in bilateral exertions. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:136-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.023

Lad, U; Oomen, NMCW; Callaghan, JP; Fischer, SL. Comparing the biomechanical and psychophysical demands imposed on paramedics when using manual and powered stretchers. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:167-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.03.001

Shippen, J; May, B. Shoulder torques resulting from luggage handling tasks in non-inertial frames. Technology And Health Care 2018;26:83-5354-5383-5354-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/THC-182503

Lu, ML; Dufour, JS; Weston, EB; Marras, WS. Effectiveness of a vacuum lifting system in reducing spinal load during airline baggage handling. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:247-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.03.006

Colombini, D; Occhipinti, E. Scientific basis of the ocra method for risk assessment of biomechanical overload of upper limb, as preferred method in iso standards on biomechanical risk factors. Scandinavian Journal Of Work Environment & Health 2018;44:436-438. http://dx.doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3746

Armstrong, TJ; Burdorf, A; Descatha, A; Farioli, A; Graf, M; Horie, S; Marras, WS; Potvin, JR; Rempel, D; Spatari, G; Takala, EP; Verbeek, J; Violante, FS. Authors' response: letter to the editor concerning ocra as preferred method in iso standards on biomechanical risk factors. Scandinavian Journal Of Work Environment & Health 2018;44:439-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3748

*EVOLUTION/ANTHROPOLOGY*
Puschel, TA; Marce-Nogue, J; Kaiser, TM; Brocklehurst, RJ; Sellers, WI. Analyzing the sclerocarpy adaptations of the pitheciidae mandible. American Journal Of Primatology 2018;80:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22759

*GAIT/LOCOMOTION*
Bahl, JS; Nelson, MJ; Taylor, M; Solomon, LB; Arnold, JB; Thewlis, D. Biomechanical changes and recovery of gait function after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis And Cartilage 2018;26:847-863. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.897

McFadyen, BJ; Fiset, F; Charette, C. Substituting anticipatory locomotor adjustments online is time constrained. Experimental Brain Research 2018;236:1985-1996. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5277-4

Jehu, DA; Lajoie, Y; Paquet, N. Improvements in obstacle clearance parameters and reaction time over a series of obstacles revealed after five repeated testing sessions in older adults. Motor Control 2018;22:245-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/mc.2017-0040

Liu, C; De Macedo, L; Finley, JM. Conservation of reactive stabilization strategies in the presence of step length asymmetries during walking. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience 2018;12:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00251

Rushton, SK; Chen, RR; Li, L. Ability to identify scene-relative object movement is not limited by, or yoked to, ability to perceive heading. Journal Of Vision 2018;18:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/18.6.11

Layton, RB; Stewart, TD; Harwood, P; Messenger, N. Biomechanical analysis of walking gait when simulating the use of an ilizarov external fixator. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal Of Engineering In Medicine 2018;232:628-636. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411918776694

Hallemans, A; Verbecque, E; Dumas, R; Cheze, L; Van Hamme, A; Robert, T. Developmental changes in spatial margin of stability in typically developing children relate to the mechanics of gait. Gait & Posture 2018;63:33-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.019

Alcantara, RS; Trudeau, MB; Rohr, ES. Calcaneus range of motion underestimated by markers on running shoe heel. Gait & Posture 2018;63:68-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.035

Okita, Y; Yamasaki, N; Nakamura, T; Kubo, T; Mitsumoto, A; Akune, T. Kinetic differences between level walking and ramp descent in individuals with unilateral transfemoral amputation using a prosthetic knee without a stance control mechanism. Gait & Posture 2018;63:80-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.043

Menz, HB; Auhl, M; Tan, JM; Buldt, AK; Munteanu, SE. Centre of pressure characteristics during walking in individuals with and without first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis. Gait & Posture 2018;63:91-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.032

Hawkins, KA; Fox, EJ; Daly, JJ; Rose, DK; Christou, EA; McGuirk, TE; Otzel, DM; Butera, KA; Chatterjee, SA; Clark, DJ. Prefrontal over-activation during walking in people with mobility deficits: interpretation and functional implications. Human Movement Science 2018;59:46-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.03.010

Blair, S; Lake, MJ; Ding, R; Sterzing, T. Magnitude and variability of gait characteristics when walking on an irregular surface at different speeds. Human Movement Science 2018;59:112-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.04.003

Hinkel-Lipsker, JW; Hahn, ME. Coordinative structuring of gait kinematics during adaptation to variable and asymmetric split-belt treadmill walking - a principal component analysis approach. Human Movement Science 2018;59:178-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.04.009

Moller, KA; Svard, H; Suominen, A; Immonen, J; Holappa, J; Stenfors, C. Gait analysis and weight bearing in pre-clinical joint pain research. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods 2018;300:92-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.04.011

Iraqi, A; Cham, R; Redfern, MS; Beschorner, KE. Coefficient of friction testing parameters influence the prediction of human slips. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:118-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.017

Liang, HQ; Ke, X; Wu, JH. Transitioning from level surface to stairs in children with and without down syndrome: locomotor adjustments during stair ascent. Gait & Posture 2018;63:46-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.025

Neamtu, MC; Neamtu, OM; Marin, MI; Rusu, L. Morphofunctional muscle changes influence on foot stability in multiple sclerosis during gait prediction: the rehabilitation potential. Journal Of Back And Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2018;31:469-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-170925

Carroll, M; Boocock, M; Dalbeth, N; Stewart, S; Frampton, C; Rome, K. Ankle joint function during walking in tophaceous gout: a biomechanical gait analysis study. Gait & Posture 2018;63:150-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.020

Liu, K; Liu, Y; Yan, JC; Sun, ZY. Nondestructive estimation of muscle contributions to sts training with different loadings based on wearable sensor system. Sensors 2018;18:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18040971

*ANIMAL LOCOMOTION*
Knebel, D; Assaf, Y; Ayali, A. The use of memri for monitoring central nervous system activity during intact insect walking. Journal Of Insect Physiology 2018;108:48-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.05.003

Vaughan, SC; Lin, HT; Trimmer, BA. Caterpillar climbing: robust, tension-based omni-directional locomotion. Journal Of Insect Science 2018;18:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey055

Zimprich, A; Ostereicher, MA; Becker, L; Dirscherl, P; Ernst, L; Fuchs, H; Gailus-Durner, V; Garrett, L; Giesert, F; Glasl, L; Hummel, A; Rozman, J; de Angelis, MH; Vogt-Weisenhorn, D; Wurst, W; Holter, SM. Analysis of locomotor behavior in the german mouse clinic. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods 2018;300:77-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.05.005

Hewitt, BM; Yap, MH; Hodson-Tole, EF; Kennerley, AJ; Sharp, PS; Grant, RA. A novel automated rodent tracker (art), demonstrated in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods 2018;300:147-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.04.006

Giovannucci, A; Pnevmatikakis, EA; Deverett, B; Pereira, T; Fondriest, J; Brady, MJ; Wang, SSH; Abbas, W; Pares, P; Masip, D. Automated gesture tracking in head-fixed mice. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods 2018;300:184-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.07.014

Widrick, JJ; Gibbs, DE; Sanchez, B; Gupta, VA; Pakula, A; Lawrence, C; Beggs, AH; Kunkel, LM. An open source microcontroller based flume for evaluating swimming performance of larval, juvenile, and adult zebrafish. Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199712

*HAND/FINGER/FOOT/TOE*
Li, L; Yang, LF; Yu, F; Shi, JP; Zhu, LY; Yang, XF; Teng, HJ; Wang, XS; Jiang, Q. 3d printing individualized heel cup for improving the self-reported pain of plantar fasciitis. Journal Of Translational Medicine 2018;16:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12967-018-1547-y

Roscoe, D; Roberts, AJ; Hulse, D; Shaheen, A; Hughes, MP; Bennett, A. Barefoot plantar pressure measurement in chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Gait & Posture 2018;63:10-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.009

Kirkeby, L; Frost, P; Hansen, TB; Svendsen, SW. Disability and return to work after mri on suspicion of scaphoid fracture: influence of mri pathology and occupational mechanical exposures. Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197978

*JOINT/CARTILAGE*
Mell, SP; Fullam, S; Wimmer, MA; Lundberg, HJ. Finite element evaluation of the newest iso testing standard for polyethylene total knee replacement liners. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal Of Engineering In Medicine 2018;232:545-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411918770700

Zhang, Y; Zhang, J; Chang, F; Xu, WG; Ding, JX. Repair of full-thickness articular cartilage defect using stem cell encapsulated thermogel. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials For Biological Applications 2018;88:79-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2018.02.028

Ramlee, MH; Beng, GK; Bajuri, N; Kadir, MRA. Finite element analysis of the wrist in stroke patients: the effects of hand grip. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 2018;56:1161-1171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-017-1762-3

Trad, Z; Barkaoui, A; Chafra, M; Tavares, JMRS. Finite element analysis of the effect of high tibial osteotomy correction angle on articular cartilage loading. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal Of Engineering In Medicine 2018;232:553-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411918770706

Zhu, GY; Tian, XD; Du, DF; Le, M; Guan, L; Wang, J; Tan, YT; Yang, C; Zheng, XX. Medical image analysis of knee joint lipoma arborescens and arthroscopic treatment. Computerized Medical Imaging And Graphics 2018;66:66-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compmedimag.2018.01.003

Chang, J; Liao, Z; Lu, M; Meng, T; Han, W; Ding, C. Systemic and local adipose tissue in knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis And Cartilage 2018;26:864-871. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2018.03.004

*METHODS*
Voloshina, AS; Ferris, DP. Design and validation of an instrumented uneven terrain treadmill. Journal Of Applied Biomechanics 2018;34:236-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2016-0322

*MODELING*
Zhidkov, AV; Pashmentova, AS; Viun, SS; Zhiltsov, MP; Mishin, VV; Podmasteryev, KV. The mathematical simulation and study of the electrical resistance of the friction zone of the hip joint endoprosthesis with a metal-metal friction pair. Journal Of Friction And Wear 2018;39:251-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.3103/S1068366618030157

Frick, E; Rahmatalla, S. Joint center estimation using single-frame optimization: part 1: numerical simulation. Sensors 2018;18:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18041089

Beidokhti, HN; Janssen, D; van de Groes, S; Verdonschot, N. The peripheral soft tissues should not be ignored in the finite element models of the human knee joint. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 2018;56:1189-1199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-017-1757-0

Solav, D; Moerman, KM; Jaeger, AM; Genovese, K; Herr, HM. Multidic: an open-source toolbox for multi-view 3d digital image correlation. Ieee Access 2018;6:30520-30535. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2843725

*MUSCLE*
Yokota, F; Otake, Y; Takao, M; Ogawa, T; Okada, T; Sugano, N; Sato, Y. Automated muscle segmentation from ct images of the hip and thigh using a hierarchical multi-atlas method. International Journal Of Computer Assisted Radiology And Surgery 2018;13:977-986. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11548-018-1758-y

Sengelaub, DR; Xu, XM. Protective effects of gonadal hormones on spinal motoneurons following spinal cord injury. Neural Regeneration Research 2018;13:971-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.233434

*NEURAL*
Sandner, B; Puttagunta, R; Motsch, M; Bradke, F; Ruschel, J; Blesch, A; Weidner, N. Systemic epothilone d improves hindlimb function after spinal cord contusion injury in rats. Experimental Neurology 2018;306:250-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneuro1.2018.01.018

Cote, MP; Murray, LM; Knikou, M. Spinal control of locomotion: individual neurons, their circuits and functions. Frontiers In Physiology 2018;9:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00784

Symeonidou, ER; Nordin, AD; Hairston, WD; Ferris, DP. Effects of cable sway, electrode surface area, and electrode mass on electroencephalography signal quality during motion. Sensors 2018;18:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18041073

Qin, C; Zhang, WH; Yang, DG; Yang, ML; Du, LJ; Li, JJ. Myelotomy promotes locomotor recovery in rats subjected to spinal cord injury: a meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials. Neural Regeneration Research 2018;13:1096-1106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.233454

Sun, Y; Zehr, EP. Effects of wrist position on reciprocal inhibition and cutaneous reflex amplitudes in forearm muscles. Neuroscience Letters 2018;677:37-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2018.04.031

Hadders-Algra, M. Early human motor development: from variation to the ability to vary and adapt. Neuroscience And Biobehavioral Reviews 2018;90:411-427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.05.009

Meyer, C; Bendella, H; Rink, S; Gensch, R; Seitz, R; Stein, G; Manthou, M; Papamitsou, T; Nakamura, M; Bouillon, B; Galea, M; Batchelor, P; Dunlop, S; Angelov, D. The effect of myelotomy following low thoracic spinal cord compression injury in rats. Experimental Neurology 2018;306:10-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2018.04.011

Arber, S; Costa, RM. Connecting neuronal circuits for movement dedicated neuronal circuits mediate execution, choice, and coordination of body action. Science 2018;360:1403-1404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aat5994

*ORTHOPAEDICS/SPINE*
Douglas, EC; Gallagher, KM. A radiographic investigation of cervical spine kinematics when reading a tablet in a reclined trunk position. Applied Ergonomics 2018;70:104-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.020

Yoon, SY; Moon, HI; Lee, SC; Eun, NL; Kim, YW. Association between cervical lordotic curvature and cervical muscle cross-sectional area in patients with loss of cervical lordosis. Clinical Anatomy 2018;31:710-715. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ca.23074

Zippelius, T; Weschenfelder, W; Eicker, SO; Putzier, M; Rohner, E; Matziolis, G; Strube, P. Establishing an interdisciplinary compulsory elective subject 'spine' in the curriculum of the university study course of human medicine. Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae Et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca 2018;85:165-170.

Huang, XC; Ye, LQ; Wu, ZX; Liang, LC; Wang, QL; Yu, WB; Liang, D; Jiang, XB. Biomechanical effects of lateral bending position on performing cervical spinal manipulation for cervical disc herniation: a three-dimensional finite element analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine 2018;NaN:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2798396

*ORTHOPAEDICS/SURGERY*
Weber, M; Thieme, M; Kaiser, M; Vollner, F; Worlicek, M; Craiovan, B; Grifka, J; Renkawitz, T. Accuracy of leg length and offset restoration in femoral pinless navigation compared to navigation using a fixed pin during total hip arthroplasty. Biomed Research International 2018;NaN:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1639840

Koehler, SM; Beck, CM; Nasser, P; Gluck, M; Hausman, MR. The effect of screw trajectory for the reduction and association of the scaphoid and lunate (rasl) procedure: a biomechanical analysis. Journal Of Hand Surgery-European Volume 2018;43:635-641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193417729257

Lee, CH; Su, KC; Chen, KH; Pan, CC; Wu, YC. Impact of tip-apex distance and femoral head lag screw position on treatment outcomes of unstable intertrochanteric fractures using cephalomedullary nails. Journal Of International Medical Research 2018;46:2128-2140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060518775835

*POSTURE/BALANCE*
Goel, R; Ozdemir, RA; Nakagome, S; Contreras-Vidal, JL; Paloski, WH; Parikh, PJ. Effects of speed and direction of perturbation on electroencephalographic and balance responses. Experimental Brain Research 2018;236:2073-2083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5284-5

Beerse, M; Wu, JH. Vertical stiffness and balance control of two-legged hopping in-place in children with and without down syndrome. Gait & Posture 2018;63:39-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.026

Osti, FR; de Souza, CR; Teixeira, LA. Improvement of balance stability in older individuals by on-water training. Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity 2018;26:222-226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0041

Martinaitis, A; Daunoraviciene, K. Low cost self-made pressure distribution sensors for ergonomic chair: are they suitable for posture monitoring?. Technology And Health Care 2018;26:83-5453-5383-5454-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/THC-182512

Cassel, R; Wiener-Vacher, S; El Ahmadi, A; Chabbert, C; Tighilet, B. Reduced balance restoration capacities following unilateral vestibular insult in elderly mice. Frontiers In Neurology 2018;9:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00462

*ROBOTICS/BIOMIMETICS*
Chen, YF; Doshi, N; Goldberg, B; Wang, HQ; Wood, RJ. Controllable water surface to underwater transition through electrowetting in a hybrid terrestrial-aquatic microrobot. Nature Communications 2018;9:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04855-9

*REACHING/GRASP/UPPER EXTREMITY*
Scano, A; Chiavenna, A; Malosio, M; Tosatti, LM; Molteni, F. Kinect v2 implementation and testing of the reaching performance scale for motor evaluation of patients with neurological impairment. Medical Engineering & Physics 2018;56:54-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.04.005

Daunoraviciene, K; Ziziene, J; Griskevicius, J; Pauk, J; Ovcinikova, A; Kizlaitiene, R; Kaubrys, G. Quantitative assessment of upper extremities motor function in multiple sclerosis. Technology And Health Care 2018;26:83-5452-5583-5453-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/THC-182511

Lee, MH; Farshchiansadegh, A; Ranganathan, R. Children show limited movement repertoire when learning a novel motor skill. Developmental Science 2018;21:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12614

*REHABILITATION*
Hunt, MA; Charlton, JM; Krowchuk, NM; Tse, CTF; Hatfield, GL. Clinical and biomechanical changes following a 4-month toe-out gait modification program for people with medial knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis And Cartilage 2018;26:903-911. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2018.04.010

Ferrarin, M; Rabuffetti, M; Geda, E; Sirolli, S; Marzegan, A; Bruno, V; Sacco, K. Influence of the amount of body weight support on lower limb joints' kinematics during treadmill walking at different gait speeds: reference data on healthy adults to define trajectories for robot assistance. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal Of Engineering In Medicine 2018;232:619-627. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411918776682

Sun, Y; Ledwell, NMH; Boyd, LA; Zehr, EP. Unilateral wrist extension training after stroke improves strength and neural plasticity in both arms. Experimental Brain Research 2018;236:2009-2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5275-6

Singh, GK; Srivastava, S. Preferential strengthening of vmo muscle during selected biomechanical rehabilitative exercises of automotive workers with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Work-A Journal Of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation 2018;60:135-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-182723

Schafer, ZA; Perry, JL; Vanicek, N. A personalised exercise programme for individuals with lower limb amputation reduces falls and improves gait biomechanics: a block randomised controlled trial. Gait & Posture 2018;63:282-289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.030

*SPORT/EXERCISE*
Pfaff, LM; Cinelli, ME. The effects of obstacle type and locomotion form on path selection in rugby players. Motor Control 2018;22:263-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/mc.2017-0043

Firminger, CR; Vernillo, G; Savoldelli, A; Stefanyshyn, DJ; Millet, GY; Edwards, WB. Joint kinematics and ground reaction forces in overground versus treadmill graded running. Gait & Posture 2018;63:109-113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.04.042

Bankosz, Z; Winiarski, S. The evaluation of changes of angles in selected joints during topspin forehand in table tennis. Motor Control 2018;22:314-337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/mc.2017-0057

Herbaut, A; Delannoy, J; Foissac, M. Injuries in french and chinese regular badminton players. Science & Sports 2018;33:145-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2018.02.001

Lintmeijer, LL; Hofmijster, MJ; Fischedick, GAS; Zijlstra, PJ; Van Soest, AJ. Improved determination of mechanical power output in rowing: experimental results. Journal Of Sports Sciences 2018;36:2138-2146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2017.1367821

Andrade, RM; Figueira, AJ; Metz, V; Amadio, AC; Serrao, JC. Interpretation of propulsive force in tethered swimming through principal component analysis. Revista Brasileira De Medicina Do Esporte 2018;24:178-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1517-869220182403175155

Hofmijster, MJ; Lintmeijer, LL; Beek, PJ; van Soest, AJK. Mechanical power output in rowing should not be determined from oar forces and oar motion alone. Journal Of Sports Sciences 2018;36:2147-2153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1439346

Kurz, E; Anders, C. Effects of wearing lower leg compression sleeves on locomotion economy. Journal Of Sports Sciences 2018;36:2105-2110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1439355

Wasenius, NS; Grattan, KP; Harvey, ALJ; Naylor, PJ; Goldfield, GS; Adamo, KB. The effect of a physical activity intervention on preschoolers' fundamental motor skills - a cluster rct. Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport 2018;21:714-719. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.11.004

Qu, XD; Jiang, JX; Hu, XY. Effects of subsensory noise and fatigue on knee landing and cross-over cutting biomechanics in male athletes. Journal Of Applied Biomechanics 2018;34:205-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2017-0180

Alves, BMO; da Silva, RA; Rosa, LM; de Mesquita, TR; de Oliveira, PR; Burigo, RL; Amorim, CF. Postural control analysis during a standardized kick task in soccer athletes. Revista Brasileira De Medicina Do Esporte 2018;24:89-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1517-869220182402181470

Brasileiro, JS; Macedo, LD; de Oliveira, AKA; Lins, CAD. Torque, power and fatigue ratio in knee flexors and extensors of soccer players. Revista Brasileira De Medicina Do Esporte 2018;24:117-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1517-869220182402147524

Psycharakis, SG; Yanai, T. How does buoyancy affect performance during a 200m maximum front crawl swim?. Journal Of Sports Sciences 2018;36:2061-2067. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1436188

Simpson, JD; Miller, BL; O'Neal, EK; Chander, H; Knight, AC. Ground reaction forces during a drop vertical jump: impact of external load training. Human Movement Science 2018;59:12-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.03.011

*TENDON/LIGAMENT*
Dincel, YM; Adanir, O; Arikan, Y; Caglar, AK; Dogru, SC; Arslan, YZ. Effects of high-dose vitamin c and hyaluronic acid on tendon healing. Acta Ortopedica Brasileira 2018;26:82-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-785220182602182353

*TISSUE/BIOMATERIAL*
Stolarczyk, A; Sarzynska, S; Gondek, A; Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska, A. Influence of diabetes on tissue healing in orthopaedic injuries. Clinical And Experimental Pharmacology And Physiology 2018;45:619-627. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1681.12939

Jia, SJ; Wang, J; Zhang, T; Pan, WM; Li, Z; He, X; Yang, CF; Wu, QN; Sun, W; Xiong, Z; Hao, DJ. Multilayered scaffold with a compact interfacial layer enhances osteochondral defect repair. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018;10:20296-20305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b03445

Ibrahim, SM; Kareem, OH; Saffanah, KM; Adamu, AA; Khan, MS; Rahman, MBA; Noordin, MM; Loqman, MY. Histological and mechanical evaluation of antifreeze peptide (afp1m) cryopreserved skin grafts post transplantation in a rat model. Cryobiology 2018;82:27-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2018.04.012

Maxwell, S; Severt, S; Bontrager, J; Murphy, A. Electrospun silk fibroin for use as biomechanical actuators. Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society 2018;255:.

*TRAUMA/IMPACT TESTING*
Ammori, MB; Abu-Zidan, FM. The biomechanics of lower limb injuries in frontal-impact road traffic collisions. African Health Sciences 2018;18:321-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v18i2.17

*VETERINARY/AGRICULTURAL*
Garcia, RG; Lima, NDD; Naas, ID; Caldara, FR; Sgavioli, S. The typology of broiler house and the impact in the locomotion of broilers. Engenharia Agricola 2018;38:326-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-4430-...3p326-333/2018

Nauwelaerts, S; Clayton, HM. Evaluation of a pictorial method to obtain subject-specific inertial properties in equine limb segments. Journal Of Morphology 2018;279:997-1007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20829

*VISUAL/VESTIBULAR/EYE*
Franchak, JM; Kretch, KS; Adolph, KE. See and be seen: infant-caregiver social looking during locomotor free play. Developmental Science 2018;21:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12626

Jan, NJ; Brazile, BL; Hu, D; Grube, G; Wallace, J; Gogola, A; Sigal, IA. Crimp around the globe; patterns of collagen crimp across the corneoscleral shell. Experimental Eye Research 2018;172:159-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2018.04.003

Ueki, R; Maeda, N; Fuchihata, M; Asai, T; Koh, S; Fujimoto, H; Uematsu, M; Nishida, K. Evaluation of corneal biomechanics in patients with keratectasia following lasik using dynamic scheimpflug analyzer. Japanese Journal Of Ophthalmology 2018;62:443-450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10384-018-0594-5

Lagrou, LM; Gilbert, J; Hannibal, M; Caird, MS; Thomas, I; Moroi, SE; Bohnsack, BL. Altered corneal biomechanical properties in children with osteogenesis imperfecta. Journal Of Aapos 2018;22:183-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.12.015

Chen, KJ; Joda, A; Vinciguerra, R; Eliasy, A; Sefat, SMM; Kook, D; Geraghty, B; Roberts, CJ; Elsheikh, A. Clinical evaluation of a new correction check for updatem algorithm for dynamic scheimpflug analyzer tonometry before and after laser in situ keratomileusis and small-incision lenticule extraction. Journal Of Cataract And Refractive Surgery 2018;44:581-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2018.01.023

De Stefano, VS; Seven, I; Randleman, B; Dupps, WJ. Custom air puff-derived biomechanical variables in a refractive surgery screening setting: study from 2 centers. Journal Of Cataract And Refractive Surgery 2018;44:589-595. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2018.03.022

Alageel, SA; Arafat, SN; Salvador-Culla, B; Kolovou, PE; Jahanseir, K; Kozak, A; Braithwaite, GJC; Ciolino, JB. Corneal cross-linking with verteporfin and nonthermal laser therapy. Cornea 2018;37:362-368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001473

Shetty, R; Kumar, NR; Pahuja, N; Deshmukh, R; Vunnava, K; Abilash, VG; Roy, AS; Ghosh, A. Outcomes of corneal cross-linking correlate with cone- specific lysyl oxidase expression in patients with keratoconus. Cornea 2018;37:369-374. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001478

*UNIQUE TOPIC*
Walait, A; Siddiqui, AM; Rana, MA. Biomechanics of the swimming of self-propelling spermatozoa through slippery human cervical canal. Acta Mechanica 2018;229:2861-2881. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00707-018-2136-0

*PICK OF THE WEEK*
Lee, DK; Cole, WG; Golenia, L; Adolph, KE. The cost of simplifying complex developmental phenomena: a new perspective on learning to walk. Developmental Science 2018;21:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12615